1 How did your parents choose your name?
To be truthful, I’m not sure how they chose it; I’ve never asked them. I suppose it was just a name that they both liked, and maybe they thought it suited me.
2 Does your name have any special meaning?
I think it might do, but I don’t know what that meaning is; I’ve never looked it up. Maybe I’ll google it later today; you’ve made me curious to find out!
3 Is your name common or unusual in your country?
Yes, it’s quite a common name. I remember that there were two other people with the same name as me in my class at school.
4 If you could change your name, would you?
Not at all, I definitely wouldn’t. My name is part of my identity now, and it would feel strange to suddenly change it. I don’t think my friends and family would like that either.
5 What is your (full) name? Does your name have any special meaning?
My full name is Nguyen Thi Hong. My parents gave me that name.
In English, Hong means “Pink” which is a very bright color. So I guess my parents wanted to have a cheerful and successful life.
6 Have you ever changed your name?
I have never changed my name and I will not, even in the future. I am fond of this name and it is really meaningful to me since my parents must have considered a lot to give me that name.
7 Why do so many people change their name?
I am not sure about other countries but in Vietnam, I think most people change their names because these names are not really appropriate nowadays.